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5 Tips for Sustainable Holiday Shopping

By |2019-12-26T11:27:24-05:00December 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Did you see the recent New York Times article about people making sustainable choices for gift giving this holiday season? A recent study has shown that people are becoming more concerned with “responsible retail,” prioritizing purchasing items that align with their values over flashy, expensive gifts. As environmental issues become increasingly prominent, more people are

Creative Reuse: Light Globe Center Pieces

By |2019-11-25T16:15:33-05:00November 25th, 2019|Creative reuse, EcoBuilding Bargains, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Waste Diversion|

Looking for a fun way to decorate for the holidays without buying decorations you know you’ll just throw away? Try this upcycling craft to convert your spare light globes into fun, light-filled centerpieces! These spare light globes were found at EcoBuilding Bargains, the largest reclaimed and surplus building material store in New England. Use your

Solar Hot Water

By |2019-10-25T14:09:49-04:00October 25th, 2019|Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings, Green for Business|

David Smith poses in front of his solar hot water array at Smith's Country Cheese Switch to Solar Hot Water and Save! What is Solar Hot Water?  A solar hot water system captures heat from sunlight and circulates the thermal energy to a water tank. Solar hot water systems reduce the usage of traditional water

Using Upcycling to Reimagine Used Materials

By |2019-09-16T16:08:19-04:00September 10th, 2019|Creative reuse, EcoBuilding Bargains, Reuse Rockstar, Reused Building Materials, Sustainability|

You’re probably familiar with the concept of recycling, in which a product is broken down into its base materials and then remade into a new product, but how is that different from the growing popularity of ‘upcycling’? Instead of breaking down a product into its components, upcycling simply refashions or reuses the original object

Are You Storing Your Food Properly?

By |2019-09-16T16:09:56-04:00September 3rd, 2019|Food Waste, Sustainability, Waste Diversion, Zero Waste|

Rotten or wasted food is something that most of us have unfortunately experienced. You open the fridge door and there’s a peculiar smell that remains unidentifiable and pervasive. It haunts the fridge, seeping into your leftovers and pre-packed school lunches. Finally, it becomes unbearable and it’s time to examine the usual suspects: the berries you